Uma's minister embarrasses BJP
New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh home minister Babulal Gaur embarrassed chief minister Uma Bharati on July 4 by giving contrary statements. Gaur said that there was no Muslim militant activity in Madhya Pradesh and the state had no link with terrorist networks in or outside India. He also said that crime rate has risen up by 8 per cent after BJP came to power in the state.
The chief minister and the BJP had termed Madhya Pradesh a "soft state" for terrorists and used it as an election plank during Lok Sabha and assembly polls. The BJP leadership had named Dawood Ibrahim, Abu Salem and the Pakistan’s ISI among those with "deep links" in Bhopal.
Gaur said that the claim has no basis and that they [BJP] and he himself used to raise it in the Assembly on the basis of newspaper reports.
However the supporters of Uma Bharati have dubbed Gaur’s remarks as a sign of dissent. They said that Gaur was upset over change of portfolio because he was shifted from urban development
ministry to home ministry against his wishes.
In a related development superintendent of police Saharanpur Shafi Ahsan Rizwi contradicted the news on July 12 that in Saharanpur ISI had been circulating forged notes of Rs 500 and 100.
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